Saturday, March 26, 2016

Amicalola Falls

One of Georgia's Seven Natural Wonders is Amicalola Falls which is located about an hour and a half north of Atlanta. Amicalola is a First Nation word meaning Tumbling Waters and at 729 feet is the tallest falls in Georgia. Another must see in Georgia.

Our campground is about a half hour drive away from the Falls so we all pile into the car and head over. Narrow roads with grand vistas – too bad I was driving and couldn't see either left nor right cause the road was so twisty and turny.

After a stop at the Visitor's Center we learned we had two options to get to see the falls. We could walk about two hours from the Visitor's Center but that involved about 640 steps. These steps were the metal ones that have a tendency to tear up dog's paws and since Miko was with us, that really wasn't an option. Gee Bummer. The other option was to walk about ¾ of a mile on a rather flat trail. Seems like an excellent choice.
There was a bridge that crossed the falls that was rather close to the top of the falls

Looking Up

Looking Down

And of course Me!!!

At the top of the falls looking over the edge - see the little sliver of water way down below

To get to the falls, you had to drive up a very narrow road that had a 25% grade.  25% is a huge grade.  I was really really really happy that I was in the car and not the RV.  When we got back to the parking lot, we saw this.

What were they thinking? 

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